Basketball season starts in late October and runs until mid- to late June. All college and professional teams complete their regular and post-season play within this time frame.
Most college teams begin early season tournament and non-conference play in mid-November, and the regular season ends in early March. The Final Four marks the end of college basketball season, with the championship game held the first or second Monday in April. The NBA season runs longer, with teams beginning regular season play in late October and finishing in mid-April. The playoffs begin within a few days, and the finals typically start in early June.Learn More
The NCAA college basketball season begins in November each year with several early season tournaments. These include the Rainbow Classic, the Champions Classic and the 2K Sports Classic. In 2013, the season began on November 8.Full Answer >
More air inside a basketball will make it bounce higher. The additional air hardens the leather or composite shell of the ball, making it more buoyant.Full Answer >
AAU basketball is played within the framework of the Amateur Athletic Union and includes boys' and girls' teams for ages 9 to 18 as well as a men’s division, as of 2014. AAU is a nonprofit organization in the United States that promotes athletics and fitness programs.Full Answer >
NBA balls are made of a leather exterior housing a butyl rubber bladder, which holds the air and creates enough pressure to properly bounce the basketball, and a carcass made of nylon and polyester. There are not any official specifications as to what basketballs should be made of.Full Answer >